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  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had this guy for a year and a half now and am very happy with it. I would say the biggest selling point is the burly sheath...just used it almost 30 consecutive days in Yosemite and it's just starting to get a little fuzzy. Second best part is the middle marker, really useful.

Other ropes like Bluewater and Sterling seem to handle a bit better, but nothing major. Also, after 1.5 years and 60+ days of climbing I wouldn't count much on the dry treatment (maybe that's true for all ropes).

There's a ton of other cheaper options out there, but I'm sold on Monster and my next rope will be the 9.8 or 9.2 for sure.